Australian concentrating solar thermal developer Vast Solar has unveiled plans to establish a “CSP gigafactory” to manufacture its heliostats and solar receivers on Australian soil, after a successful trial at a pilot plant. The company – which is hoping to develop a 30 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant with 12 [...]
An Australian company says its technology can help solve the problem of around-the-clock clean energy as Queensland gears up to become a renewable energy powerhouse. A concentrated solar thermal plant reflects sunlight into arrays at the top of towers.(Supplied: Vast Solar) A chronic issue for the most common renewable energy [...]
Australian renewable energy developer Vast Solar is calling for expressions of interest from contractors as it pushes ahead with plans to develop a $600 million hybrid concentrated solar power project in Queensland. Vast Solar announced on Thursday the project is calling for expressions of interest from contractors across a [...]
Queensland’s tender for 400MW of large-scale renewables and 100MW of energy storage has received 115 proposals from 79 different entities spanning a wide range of technologies, according to the state's energy minister Mark Bailey. Proposals included 2.2GW of wind, 6.4GW of solar and around 500MW of other renewable energy [...]
SolarReserve is considering developing four to six CSP plants, each of capacity 100 to 150 MW, in the Australian state of Queensland, Daniel Thompson, SolarReserve's Australia director, told the Courier Mail newspaper May 6. The U.S.-based developer is currently scouting for sites in Queensland, particularly in the north and [...]
A COMPANY which helps keep the neon burning bright in the casino capital Las Vegas is planning a series of solar power plants across Queensland, creating more than 20,000 construction jobs. SolarReserve is scouting sites for up to half a dozen solar thermal stations, each of which generate enough [...]
Australian Solar Energy Society was deeply concerned to hear the new Queensland Government was considering withdrawing funding from the important Solar Dawn concentrated solar thermal power project.
Construction will start next year on a landmark solar thermal power plant at Chinchilla, after the Federal Government committed $464 million to the project.
AREVA Solar has been awarded a major contract to install a 44 megawatt solar thermal augmentation project at a 750 megawatt coal-fired power station in Queensland, Australia.
Final approval has been given for the Kogan Creek Solar Boost project in southern Queensland, the world's largest solar integration with a coal-fired power station.
Queensland could become home to one of the world's largest Concentrating Solar Power stations, Energy Minister Stephen Robertson says.
Premier Anna Bligh today welcomed the initial findings of the Government's study into potential of large-scale solar energy generation precincts in regional Queensland.